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Blue Grass, IA 52726 US

563-381-1838

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Meet Araceli!

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Araceli G
Veterinary Assistant

Hi! My name is Araceli. I have lived in Moline my whole life, except for the four years I spent at Iowa State. There, I studied Animal Science and Spanish.

Hi! My name is Araceli. I have lived in Moline my whole life, except for the four years I spent at Iowa State. There, I studied Animal Science and Spanish.


My love of animals was passed down to me from my father who was studying to become a veterinarian before coming to the US. Despite our passion for animals, I was never allowed to have pets for a variety of reasons. When I was about 11, though, my grandmother moved from the Quad Cities and left behind her beloved canaries and parakeets. Ever since then, we have owned many little birds. I was still not allowed to get a dog, however, so I became the family pet sitter and volunteered my time at the local animal shelter to get some more animal exposure. I attended Iowa State in hopes of becoming a veterinarian but was soon introduced to the many fields that my Animal Science degree could direct me to. I worked in a research laboratory, was a microbiology teaching assistant, volunteered at shelters, shadowed at zoos, and worked at a vet hospital in Spain. All these experiences reinforced my love of science and helping animals and the people they are connected to. As a native Spanish speaker, I also studied Spanish to learn the language in a professional setting in hopes of providing representation in the veterinary field.
I am excited and eager to learn more from the staff and clients at Blue Grass Veterinary Hospital while I continue my journey to finding my last destination.